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Brisbane-Wellington & Gold Coast-Christchurch Flights Take Off Today

02/11/2004

PACIFIC BLUE EXPANDS ITS NETWORK WITH NEW DIRECT SERVICES

Pacific Blue today adds two new direct trans-Tasman services with the launch of flights between Brisbane-Wellington and Gold Coast- Christchurch .


The first flight from Wellington will touch down in Brisbane at 8.45amtoday followed by the inaugural flight from Christchurch which will arrive at the Gold Coast at 4.10pm.


The increase of services is great news for south-east Queensland travellers who now have more quality low fare flight options to New Zealand’s north and south islands.


The new flights are also expected to further increase tourism to the South East Queensland region by giving New Zealanders the more convenient affordable option of flying with Pacific Blue direct to Brisbane or to the Gold Coast two days a week.


In celebration of today’s launches a welcome party will be held at Gold Coast Airport which will be attended by travelling Guests along with the Gold Coast Airport Managing Director, Dennis Chant, CEO of Christchurch International Airport, George Bellew, Christchurch and Canterbury Marketing Manager, Chris Griffin, and Pacific Blue CEO, Tony Marks.


Pacific Blue CEO, Tony Marks said, “We’re very excited about launching two new routes so soon after our introduction into trans-Tasman flying.


“We are less than a year old and we’re certainly giving the other carriers a run for their money and getting great support from both Aussie and Kiwi travellers. The people of Australia and New Zealand know that the established competition only decided to get competitive when Virgin Blue and Pacific Blue came along and we’ve always said if you like competition, support competition.”


“Furthermore, we pride ourselves on maintaining affordable fares while at the same time providing a high quality service. We firmly believe that low fares do not have to mean a second class service, rather our low fares and high standards mean travellers no longer have to compromise ”, he added.


Everyday low fares between the Gold Coast-Christchurch and Brisbane-Wellington start from $229* one-way on the net, with a fully flexible fare of $429* one-way on the net.


Fare Information For The Australia Originating Market


As per industry practice all fares in Australia are shown in AUD$ and include all taxes and charges


GOLD COAST TO CHRISTCHURCH


Fair fare (lead in price): AUD$229*


Fully flexible fare: AUD$429*


BRISBANE TO WELLINGTON


Fair fare (lead in price): AUD$229*


Fully flexible fare: AUD$429*


* Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Fares are quoted ex-Australia one-way on the net or $10 more by phone and include all taxes and charges.